[OS X TeX] AMS-TeX symbols in plaintex

juan tolosa juantolo at me.com
Mon Jul 22 01:10:09 CEST 2013

That is exactly what I use (I have also migrated from TeXtures to this wonderful new platform,
and I also prefer to use plain TeX), and it works.
                          Juan Tolosa

On Jul 21, 2013, at 5:44 PM, Daniel Drucker wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been reading this list since February 2009, but this is the first message I've
> submitted.
> I am a long-time user of the now-defunct Textures software from Blue Sky Research.
> Textures still works on my 27" iMac running OS 10.8.4, but as it is no longer in
> development I am gradually migrating to TeXShop.
> Unlike most people on this list, I prefer plaintex to LaTeX, though I've used LaTeX
> too. Typically I enlarge the symbol set by starting each of my Textures plaintex
> documents with the commands
> \input AMSsym.def
> \input AMSsym.tex
> which enable me to use the AMS symbol fonts without using AMS-TeX. The two
> files called with the input statements are dated Dec. 22, 1994 and come from the
> American Mathematical Society. They were supplied with Textures in a TeX Inputs
> folder.
> Is there a similar set of files that I can use to import the AMS symbols into TeXShop
> plaintex documents? That would enable me to typeset all my Textures documents
> in TeXShop without losing the AMS symbols. It would also make it easier for me
> to incorporate AMS-TeX symbols into new TeXShop documents.
> Perhaps it is even possible to use the same two files with TeXShop, but if so, I  
> need to know where to put the files so that TeXShop will find them and use them.
> I also wonder whether there is a more recent version of those two files.
> I'll appreciate any help you can offer.
> Best regards,
> Dan Drucker
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